This book is very informative, but the pricing charts are not helpful. Lot's of pictures. Lot's of close-ups of headshots. Unfortunately, to fit that stuff in they, have discarded most of the various grades of coins except for hi-grade collectibles. This doesn't really make sense considering there are listings of many circulation coins. I say make up your mind and show one or the other. Specialize in circulation coins or collector grade. Maybe 2 different books.... The worst part of it is, that according to this book the pricing of these coins hasn't changed in 3 years or so. How can that be when the melt value for silver has tripled in the last three years?
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A "Must Have" Book For Collectors Of Canadian CoinageJuly 28 2010
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This latest edition of the Charlton Catalogue continues its tradition of being the premier guide to Canadian coinage. As was the case last year, the catalogue does not cover RCM non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins, they being covered in a companion catalogue. The special feature this year is an in-depth study of Victorian one cent die varieties (mislabeled 10 cent in the table of contents). I feel that the prices listed for the coins are a trifle high, especially for late date high grades but I suppose they represent the high end of retail prices. Overall this is an indispensable resource for collectors of Canadian coinage.